San Francisco news reports that Asiana Airlines has been fine $500,000 for its role in last year's airplane crash that killed three and injured more than 180 passengers and crewmembers. Federal officials have announced that the fine, which is the first of it's kind, was based on the airlines' failure to assist passengers and their families as required by federal law.
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Whenever major airplane incidents occur, airlines are required to provide immediate assistance to passengers and their families. However, in the instance the U.S. Dept of Transportation asserted that it took up to five days for the airline to contact family members of those onboard and to provide other services required by federal law.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox stated, "In the very rare event of a crash, airlines have a responsibility to provide their full support to help passengers and their families by following all the elements of their family assistance plans," … "The last thing families and passengers should have to worry about at such a stressful time is how to get information from their carrier."
Civil negligence lawsuits against the airline and Boeing, the airplane manufacturer are still pending.
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